Seabird Island Festival
44th Annual First Nations Festival May 24th – 26th, 2013!
Come join the Seabird Island Band in a celebration of the rich cultural diversity that exists in British Columbia today.
Long before colonization of Canada, First Nations people from across Canada and North America held games. History dictates that many modernized sports were derived from traditional First Nations games. These games taught our First Nations children many qualities that would help them through their journey into adulthood, such as: honest, courage, respect, and gratitude.
The Seabird Island First Nations Festival offers youth, young adults, and adults alike an opportunity to showcase their culture and history through Soccer, Ball-Hockey, War Canoe races and Sla:hal. Our three-day celebration demonstrates First Nations heritage through friendly competition I sport. The Seabird Island First Nations Festival is a drug-free cultural event that promotes healthy lifestyles and wellbeing.
Festival Features and Special Events:
Traditional Slahal We are pleased to welcome Slahal to the Seabird Island Festival for the second year. Slahal games will take place in the late afternoon on Saturday. 50/50
Each year the Seabird Island Band sponsors a 50/50 raffle draw. Volunteer sellers will be walking throughout our location Saturday and Sunday, with the draw being at 4:00pm on Sunday.
Please make sure you are buying tickets from a Seabird Island Band volunteer by checking their badge. Any persons without a volunteer badge are selling fake tickets and should be reported to the information booth.
When you buy a copy of this year’s Seabird Island First Nations Festival program you will receive a program draw ticket that could win you one of the many prizes submitted by Arts and Crafts vendors.
Your ticket can be dropped off at the Information Booth near Field #1.
Soccer: Co-Ed (7 and Under, 10 and under, 11 – 13, 14 – 16)
Ball Hockey: Men’s
Ball Hockey: Ladies
Please check back soon for dates and times of Sports events.
Traditional Salmon Barbeque Salmon baked by the family of Grand Chief Archie Charles and Mary Charles will be available both Saturday and Sunday starting at 11am at the Barbeque Pit. Because of the limited number of salmon available, we suggest you get there early.
6:00am – 9:00am Main Breakfast Concession
9:00am – 6:00pm Main Lunch Concession
Main concessions are run by the Seabird Island Band. There will also be various other Vendors selling concession food items throughout out location.
Arts and Crafts Vendors
First Nations Vendors from throughout British Columbia will be showing and selling their works all weekend. Whether you’re looking or buying, come out and take a look!
If you’re thinking about becoming a Vendor, contact Angie Chapman at (604) 796-2177.
Parking is available for a fee at the Seabird Island Festival depending on date. Weekend passes will also be available.
The ATM window will be open from 6:00am – 6:00pm and will be located near Field #1. A $1.50 withdrawal fee applies.
- Ball Hockey Registration
- Soccer Registration
- Commercial Vendor
- Arts and Crafts Vendor
- Payment Options
We're happy to announce the the Comfort Inn will be providing a special rate of $99/night to Seabird Island Festival Guests. View their flyer here.
Check back often for updated information.
To contact our Events Coordinator about the festival complete the following form: